WORLD EXCLUSIVE: NIGERIAN ARMY SPECIAL FORCES

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28 Responses to WORLD EXCLUSIVE: NIGERIAN ARMY SPECIAL FORCES

  1. Spirit says:

    Oga Beeg, I beg dey release am small small make the tin no finish quick!

    I have seen a pic on this blog where all the operators wore thesame time piece. Is it a standard in the Army Special Forces now? I mean is there a standard wristwatch?

  2. wocon45 says:

    The time piece looks like a casio G-shock or frogman…any ideas people?

  3. peccavi says:

    The guy must be sweating buckets in that mask oh. Pele

  4. chidez says:

    I’ve seen these set of guys before, always on masks even when relating to fellow soldiers.
    There was a particular I saw, he was wearing similar outfit of NN SBS only that he was wearing camouflaged helmet, flak jackets and boots!

  5. beegeagle says:

    D-E-S says

    Could it be a ‘combat-field GPS system’
    The wrist watch could be a ‘radio signal
    coordinate receiver’…tells a ‘combat SF
    stick’ where they are relative to their
    ‘mobile C &C’ (main GPS receiver &
    radio)…This means that the ‘stick’ are ‘virtual recce technicians’ and relative
    to their received coordinates the ‘stick’
    can with the use of a laser scope ‘range
    find’ for artillery, mortar, CAS or SAR
    coordination….just an idea though!!

    • peccavi says:

      Guy, sometimes I wonder if you write with Google translate!
      You’re refering to a tracker, it won’t fit on the wrist, the smallesst you’ll get is tablet size.
      Wrist GPS is bigger as you need a bigger screen.
      Maybe its just a watch?

  6. Spirit says:

    Omo, if na true, it means these guys have gone far. That one na ‘high tech’ one reads in Tom Clancy’s novels.

  7. peccavi says:

    Very interesting
    NA Media ops take note

    • Deway says:

      Nice one, real action!

    • jimmy says:

      Thank you OGA PECCAVI
      ARMY/ NAVY/ AIRFORCE
      please take note of the embedded journalist in the APC
      The airforce should take note also of the single helio firing in anger and understand the value of the propaganda that will follow inthe hearts and minds of the fellow kenyan citizens soem of whom will join the airforce. some of whom will join the army. AGAINTHESE ARE VERY POWERFUL IMAGES FROM A TWO MINUTE VIDEO NO OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE WAS DISCLOSED JUST A ROUTINE PATROL

  8. beegeagle says:

    DANOOZ MKENYA SAYS In reply to jimmy .

    quote

    “The airforce should take note also of
    the single helio firing in anger and
    understand the value of the
    propaganda that will follow inthe
    hearts and minds of the fellow kenyan
    citizens some of whom will join the airforce. some of whom will join the
    army. AGAIN THESE ARE VERY
    POWERFUL IMAGES FROM A TWO MINUTE
    VIDEO NO OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    WAS DISCLOSED JUST A ROUTINE
    PATROL”

    end of quote

    can’t seem to understand the meaning
    of the above statements……..

    • jimmy says:

      There are going to men who will join the K.D.F. based onwhat is happening right now. They wil endure back breaking conditions, low pay see the death of some of their comrades and if worse comes to worse physical death themselves. You know why dannoz because the kdf has done a fantastic job even when they werebogged down of always showing the positive side of their armed forces. yeah they go over the top sometimes but overall they have from day one set the tone . This blog is fact based and we strive to improve THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES through constructive insight when we see something very powerful and good we immediatly recognize it( OGA PECAVVI, DOZIEX, XNUR , SPIRIT, YAGAZI). This is a 2 minute video think about the impact it has laready had on the minds of the average kenyan.

  9. beegeagle says:

    Based on the feeling by most bloggers here that the Nigerian military are unnecessarily secretive about operations in a ruinous way and are not maximising the opportunities available to them to reach out to the civil populace by sight and sound, thereby influence attitudes against terrorists, my compatriots are in effect saying THAT the video clip with an embedded journalist reveals just enough without jeopardising operational secrecy and security.

    That means the media operation conducted there by the Kenya Defence Force was ideal and is liable to influence attitudes in any recruitment drive by the Kenya Army or Air Force because the clip carries a lot of messages in its one minute long span.

    So they (Jimmy, Peccavi and Deway) are saying kudos for carrying along journalists and reaching out to Kenyans using audiovisuals rather than just lifeless communiques which the more secretive Nigerian military PR teams seem to prefer.

  10. beegeagle says:

    D-E-S says | In reply to Peccavi.

    What’s wrong with using Google
    translate?!! You should try it sometimes
    fella….it really does work!!!

  11. beegeagle says:

    D-E-S, they are saying that you should tone down the professorial abstraction and colloquial English :)

  12. Henry says:

    If there is an area where the kenyan army has shown pure class, it is in propaganda!!!! KDF understands the need for an effective dissemination of information, look at all the means they use video evidence, twitter nd xinhua. You cannot fault these methods, they tell you the news in a way that inspires confidence in the hearts and minds of the public. Badly needed confidence the nigerian army needs from the public, KDF has it overflowing. Everybody both african and non africans, not just kenyans appreciate the efforts of, believe the KDF would rout al sahabaab in a matter of days( not minding the operation has taken months).

    The nigerian military would die for this type of publicity, but first you have to do your homework, which the military in nigeria hasn’t done. Practically all nigerians do not even know what the jtf spokesman looks like( sagir musa), spokesman oh, wey suppose be public figure not to talk of the main operation itself.

    During this years NADCEL celebration in kaduna, the army contracted only NTA to show the event, when their are by far many more clearer better quality stations in nigeria like AIT, channels to beam the event. And you know NTA now, if the programme is not in ABUJA or LAGOS or PH expect the picture quality to be shit. It was shit, even on cable tv NTA was still poor. Ait has miles ahead better picture quality than nta , and is to some extent sympathetic to the government, if using channels would have been a problem. This for NADCEL event which was massively successful. The army then capped it off by releasing only 10 photos of which half of them where of the president only 2 photos were of the event itself.

    This is the 21st century and not world war 2 era( even in world war 2 all parties understood the need for an effective propaganda machine). The army should loosen up a bit, give us pictorial and video evidence of personnel in the field, with that the nation would have confidence in the ability of the military the safe guard lives and properties. They should take a leaf from KDF or two( they’d require more than one), use other stations to cover their events and not just NTA.

    • doziex says:

      Amen ! Guys ,I have been beating this drum for a long time.

      I don’t know what it is about propaganda, that the nigerian armed forces doesn’t get.

      Their performance since the ecomog days, has been atrocious.

      I would suggest that NA send some officers to be mentored at KDF media institutions.

      We were all pissed off at Afua Hirsh for not doing her journalistic due diligence, before slaming the nigerian army.

      But in her defense ( I must be crazy), what information does the NA put out about itself. ?

      If general Ihejirika, COAS, has spent most of his tenure, refurbishing NA armoured vehicles, MBTs, IFVs , AFVs and artillery pieces, then NADECEL 2012 would have been an excellent propaganda opportunity, to showcase this achievement to friend and foe alike.

      But as oga henry has stated, they botched that opportunity for God knows why ? Ignorance ? Laziness ? Lack of oversight ? or too much delegation ?

      Why not assign the management of the SOJA magazine and the respective websites of the army, navy and airforce, to young, enthusiastic NDA press students ?

      They would certainly do a better job, than what Oga Xnur44 calls weepsites.

  13. doziex says:

    Speaking of behind the seen, spec ops , does any one have any details of nigerian army spec ops, training, equipping and advising of the forces loyal to Ivorian president Alassane Outtara, before they stormed abidjan. ??

    Left up to nigerian officials, it would be the year 3000 before nigerians get wind of this special operations feat.

    While the french, and the UN forces were the visible actors in abidjan, who and what was responsible, for turning Ouattara’s forces, which was an NCO led force with limited resources, into the mobile, well kitted force that finally overwhelmed the hitherto better equipped and resourced Gbagbo led national army ?

    When ecowas led by ghana, decided not to “get involved”, did President GEJ unleash NA’s fledgling special forces and NAF’s lone C-130 to train and reequip the quattara forces ?

    • Henry says:

      I don’t think the airforce has just 1 operational C-130. I recall KEN of airliners.net, on one of his airforce pictures citation had 2 variants of 5 C-130 aircrafts operational or under refurbishments. So oga dozeix I disagree that naija has just one operational C-130, by my assertion based on what KEN stated we should have at least 3 operational C-130’s , of course it is debatable( as in 3 of them) , but I’m certain that we have more than one operational C-130.

      * that post was made by him just a year back. So check out his photos.

      * as a gunship, our super pumas, would be perfect. It would be nice for the airforce to turn at least 2 super pumas into gunships.

      * OGA beeg, any idea if the fennec helicopters which the airforce ordered for have been supplied or has the deal fallen apart?

    • Henry says:

      I don’t think the air force has just 1 operational C-130. I recall KEN of airliners.net, on one of his air force pictures citation had 2 variants of 5 C-130 aircraft operational or under refurbishments. So oga dozeix I disagree that naija has just one operational C-130, by my assertion based on what KEN stated we should have at least 3 operational C-130’s , of course it is debatable( as in 3 of them) , but I’m certain that we have more than one operational C-130.

      * that post was made by him just a year back. So check out his photos.

      * as a gun ship, our super pumas, would be perfect. It would be nice for the air force to turn at least 2 super pumas into gun ships.

      * OGA beeg, any idea if the fennec helicopters which the air force ordered for have been supplied or has the deal fallen apart?

  14. beegeagle says:

    We heard that sometime last year. At that time, it was said the President Gbagbo had brought in Zimbabwean commandos to secure his capital ala the defence of Kinshasa by Zimbabwean forces during the African “World War” a decade ago.

    We also heard that the South African Navy were sailing towards Abidjan to secure the waterfront..since Zimbabwe do not have a navy.

    Then..WHAM!! Next we heard was that 400 Nigerian commandos had arrived in Bouake, northern CIV to train and lead the advance on Abidjan, 250 miles to the south.

    This was the whiff which we got at the time.

  15. beegeagle says:

    FLASHBACK 2011:

    400 NIGERIAN ARMY COMMANDOS ARRIVE BOUAKE TO SUPPORT REBELS LOYAL TO PRESIDENTIAL CLAIMANT, OUATTARA ????

    (Translated From Google )

    http://news.abidjan.net/h/394416.html

    To install Ouattara by force,400 commandos Nigerians positioned in Bouaké

    By Enise Kamagaté,
    Time 3/17/11

    Military option to solve the crisis of the
    Ivory Coast In spite of its defeat with the second tower of presidential of November 28th,2010, Alassane Ouattara does not intend to release ballast. It is given to seize power by force.

    Then, to make a success of its blow, it counts on certain African Heads of State, in particular the president of Nigeria
    Jonathan Goodluck. According to our
    information, since Tuesday evening, in Bouaké, 400 commandos of the Nigerian Army landed at Bouake.

    Conveyed on board seventy buses, in order to allow the unfortunate candidate to settle with the Presidential palace. They will be helped in their task by the soldiers of the Force Unicorn.

    On the level of Bouaké, the inhabitants
    questioned by telephone, confirm this
    information. “They are installed with the
    third battalion and the civil engineering
    of Bouaké. They are not only the ones here. There are also Burkinabe and Senegalese soldiers”, points out F.K. And to continue: “They have heavy weapons. Women were made to prepare meals for them”.

    In addition to these Nigerian soldiers, mercenaries were recruited by the services of Alassane Ouattara.

    Moreover, it is those which make the
    urban guerilla warfare in Abidjan. And
    several coup attempts of State
    perpetrated which failed. With saying
    sources close to the Golf Hotel, the actors of this macabre rodeo would be very active, to make a success of `’ the perfect blow” this time.

    This is why, of the thousands of mercenaries were mobilized “to guarantee” the success of the blow. In
    Abidjan, the strategic districts “are
    already locked by the device”, affirm the men introduced by Ouattara. But FDS are
    ready to make face.

    • Henry says:

      Like oga doziex has said, we’d have to wait till year 3000 to really get the details of the exploits of commandos of nigeria’s army in ivory coast. In fact this is tantamount to NEVER. This story will never be told by the army, we’d have to wait for the doctored, watered down version which the europeans might release.

    • Oga beeg pls an aside the jacket this guy is putting on is it the bullet proof DICON manufactures cos this is the picture they have on their sight. However to me it does not look much lak one to me neither a flak jacket to me cos i ve seen it on some soldiers escorting a senior military officer.

  16. doziex says:

    Oga beeg, thanks, as usual you always have the necessary info within reach.

    Oga henry no vex, I hope i am wrong about the C-130’s, I hope we have all nine of them operational.

    • jimmy says:

      no oga doziex
      you are right by my count with the pictures to prove there are three that are operational assuming the one that was clipped by arik air has been repaired they are NAF 917/918/ 923. ALLEGEDLY THE F.G has gotten slow feet in making the rest suitable to fly overseas to get repaired.
      Why THEY WON’T REPAIR THESE VERY VALUABLE TROOP CARRYING AIRCRAFT I DON’T KNOW IT MUST BE BECAUSE IT MAKES SENSE AND Nigeria will benefit from having 30 + airforce personnel that can fly c-130s oh well forgive me oga doziex for bitter sacarsm.

      • Henry says:

        Oga jimmy backs my claim of three flyable C-130’s at the moment. I did a little digging, I found a photo of troops been air lifted by 2 grey C-130’s and another C-130 in the back ground parked. I did not bother to save the photo because I could not get the permission of the owner to collect or distribute his photograph.
        So as at this moment, I know for sure based on what I saw that the airforce currently flies 3 C-130’s with 2 more undergoing repairs abroad. Still falls below expectations, but it’s a start, I hope they can maintain the momentum. I do not think all nine C-130’s would ever be flyable again, but I have a strong conviction that 7 of the C-130’s would be back in the sky.

  17. beegeagle says:

    D-E-S | In reply to Beegeagle.

    Tehehe…that’s not it, I just got served a
    literal professional intellectual
    mandamus, am familiar with those
    they usually start with broad un-
    superlatives like….silly, illogical etc. but
    not much more by way of refutal or the context of it.

    But then there is still a lot more value in learning, and learning does yield scars after all…so lets’ not delve as there’s nothing much to learn on this….

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